Following up a classic debut album as well as a stunning sophomore effort is no easy task. Just ask the Doors. Their self-titled first album from 1967 was still riding high when the follow-up LP, 'Strange Days,' hit shelves at the end of the year. Things were moving quickly for the Los Angeles quartet. As 1968 approached, the band marched forward to work on their third album.
John Densmore and Robby Krieger were best friends when they were in the Doors, but then they started suing each other and their relationship turned sour. After more than a decade of animosity, they're reconnecting and may play a tribute to their former bandmate Ray Manzarek, who died of cancer in May.
The first of our June UCR Hall of Fame Semifinal round matches finds two legendary California-based bands -- the Doors and Creedence Clearwater Revival -- pitted against each other. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
The Doors -- runners-up in our last two Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame elections -- get a third turn at bat, but face stiff competition in the form of the Band. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
News of Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek's death sent grief through the rock community yesterday (May 20), with many of his peers sharing their sadness via social networks. Perhaps none was more keenly felt, however, than that of Manzarek's longtime musical partner, Doors drummer John Densmore.